Lots of entrepreneurs and listeners of this show are inspired to create
‘The 4-Hour Workweek’ type businesses by founding e-commerce stores, consultancies and agencies, creating money and value entirely online.
Today’s guest, Alex Pantich, has chosen a different path with the business he co-founded. Upshift provides manufacturing fulfilment industries and hospitality venues with vetted temporary W-2 hourly workers.
Alex talks to Dan about how this double-sided marketplace works, the equity share scheme Upshift offers, and why he thinks many entrepreneurs are missing out by not considering blue-collar, location-dependent opportunities:
“When you’re getting online and into E-commerce, you’re competing with your peers. If you go into the real world, you’re competing with baby boomers. Are you telling me the baby boomer who doesn’t know email is going to beat you at any sort of innovative business game? They’re not. I prefer going into areas where I see tonnes of opportunity and not as much competition”.
Listen to this week’s show and learn:
- Upshift’s model for sharing equity 14’12”
- How Alex saw the opportunity for creating Upshift 18′
- Thoughts on creating ‘real world’ businesses 23’12
- What Alex learnt by taking shifts himself 29′
Mentioned in the episode:
Before the Exit – Our New Book
Partner With Us
The Dynamite Circle
Post a Remote Job
Tropical MBA on YouTube
Dynamite Jobs – Remote Recruiting Sales Page
Marcus and Millichap
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